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Honouring

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Paying homage to one of the great Arrernte leaders, the late Dr MK Turner OAM, and her connections, The Honouring celebrates this mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. It also honours her ancestral stories, language, knowledge, and arts practice handed down through generations of oral storytelling and safeguarded so she could share the nuances of culture across many forms and to all peoples.

A woman of high degree, Dr MK Turner OAM was a Wisdom Keeper who educated us all on kinship and skin bloodlines, and connection to the landscape and Arrernte seasonal behaviours regarding stewardship of land, waterways and sky country as her birthright and responsibility. This installation is a journey through an immersive tunnel, where we learn more about this extraordinary artist, teacher, custodian and Queen of Alice. As the light changes, we’re introduced to her voice though her art, poems, language and stories for all ages.